A Massive Yayoi Kusama Exhibit Is Coming to Shanghai, For Real This Time

By Sarah Forman, January 16, 2019

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Earlier this year, the infamous Japanese avant-garde artist Yayoi Kusama was reportedly holding an exhibition alongside Takashi Murakami, in a multi-city scam that culminated in a Shanghai show, and a lawsuit. The woman best-known for her black spotted pumpkins, Dippin' Dot-patterned walls and reflective installations had nothing to do with the initial events, and within a short period of time the imposter exhibitions were closed. 

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Images via @视角_日本/Weibo

But aspiring Instagram influencers and fans of the polka-dot princess can finally rejoice, as a 40-work show designed for the Fosun Foundation will open in the Paris of the East on March 7, running through to June 9. 

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Flyer courtesy of PJ Arts & Communication

'All About Love Speaks Forever' includes over 40 of the artist's works, including her 'Infinity Mirrored Room', paintings from her latest series My Eternal Soul and a few large-scale reflective installations designed specifically for the Fosun Foundation space. 

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PRAYING FOR WORLD PEACE IN THE SUNLIGHT, Yayoi Kusama
Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai

With pieces inside, and outside the museum, this expansive body of work is sure to be a crowdpleaser, and we're certain it's not going anywhere anytime soon.

[Cover photo courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore/Shanghai]

Mar 7 - Jun 9, RMB75 early bird, RMB150 general admission. Fosun Foundation, see event listing, buy tickets.

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